Hemp Legalization & Regulatory News for Hemp Businesses

SC tells animal feed, pet treat firms to reformulate products with hemp, CBD

Pet treats and animal food containing hemp derivatives, including CBD, are still not allowed under federal law, and South Carolina agriculture officials say they will start cracking down on companies selling them this month. The South Carolina Department of Agriculture (SCDA) plans to notify consumers and animal feed manufacturers that hemp and CBD are not […]

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South Carolina traffic stop underscores problems of transportation protocols for police, hemp industry

Police in South Carolina are saying suspicious behavior by drivers, unprofessional shipping practices and unsatisfactory paperwork caused them to seize a 183-pound shipment of hemp in December that they thought was marijuana. But the Texas hemp distributor who bought the hemp and the North Carolina supplier are saying the police aren’t being truthful – about […]

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A hemp license is property, federal judge rules in Minnesota case

A Minnesota hemp farmer facing felony drug charges over a 2018 crop that went hot still has the right to challenge the loss of his hemp license, a federal judge ruled Thursday. Luis Hummel, who owns 5th Sun Gardens in Lanesboro, grew roughly 2,000 pounds of hemp that passed state THC tests before harvest. But […]

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Top 10 hemp business stories of 2019: Legalization brings new rules, Texas joins industry, farmers struggle with harvest & more

The hemp industry’s pivot from pilot-program experiment to national commodity kept entrepreneurs clicking to keep up with changes for the new industry. And Texas’ entry into the national hemp-producing economy was a development not to be missed. Those were among the most widely read stories for 2019 at Hemp Industry Daily, based on page views. 1. […]

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CBD retailer gets hemp shipment back from NYPD

The owner of a CBD store in Brooklyn, New York, has claimed a shipment of hemp that was seized by the New York Police Department last month when officers confused it with marijuana. Oren Levy, who owns Green Angel CBD, said his brother Ronen picked up the 106 pounds of hemp from the NYPD on […]

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USDA issues new crop insurance program for 2020 hemp production season

Federal agriculture authorities on Monday unveiled a new pilot crop insurance program for hemp producers. The Risk Management Agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is offering a new option for protecting hemp crops that will provide Actual Production History coverage under 508(h) Multi-Peril Crop Insurance for eligible producers growing fiber, grain and flower. […]

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Oregon regulators ban CBD in alcoholic beverages

A regulatory agency in Oregon announced a policy Friday that bans the manufacture, distribution and sale of alcoholic beverages containing CBD. However, according to state law, commerce of compliant, nonalcoholic, hemp-derived CBD products is allowed as long as they pass pesticide, solvent and potency tests under the Oregon Department of Agriculture, which regulates such products. […]

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Federal appropriations bill includes nearly $20 million in hemp industry provisions

A $1.4 trillion federal spending bill that passed both houses of Congress and was expected to be signed Friday by President Donald Trump reportedly includes provisions that would benefit hemp and CBD businesses. The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2020 secures nearly $20 million in funding for the growing hemp industry, according to U.S. Senate Majority […]

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